Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Alphabet's Google in the country's online advertising and news markets. The recommendation, in a preliminary report on the US firms' market power, is being closely watched around the world as...
Facebook on Wednesday launched a new feature called Watch Party to all Facebook Groups that allows members to watch videos on the platform together in real time, and comment. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in...
Instagram has introduced an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets your friends submit questions for you to answer. It’s a fun new way to start conversations with your friends so you can get to know each other better. The announcement came in a blog post, Instagram shared that the question...
Facebook Inc. has announced that it is testing a new feature called Keyword Snooze in News Feed that will allow users to hide certain keywords that they don't want to see for up to 30 days. Keyword Snooze which is starting to roll out to a percentage of Facebook users...
Facebook researchers are now working on a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that can make closed eyes look convincingly open. With retouching of images using various tools before posting them on social media platforms becoming a habit for many, the new system could be of immense use for users as effective handy tool...
Early of March this year, we reported that Facebook-owned social messaging platform; WhatsApp was yet to bring a feature that will show a forwarded message with the "Forwarded" label showed up on top of that particular message in chats. The company has been silent on the feature, and after months of...
Facebook has announced 'Lip Sync Live' - a new musical experience on their apps. With the new feature, users will be able to lip sync to music on with live videos on Facebook. Users will be able to choose from songs in Facebook’s library and add a descriptor as...
As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,...
Alibaba's Founder; Jack Ma on Monday urged Facebook to resolve its data privacy problems, a day before the social media giant's Founder and CEO; Mark Zuckerberg, was due to appear at US congressional hearings. Ma, speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China's southern Hainan province, was asked about privacy issues that...
Social media giant Facebook took out full-page ads in US and UK newspapers in recent days for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to issue an apology to its users following the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook was also forced to issue a statement defending its data-collection practices, following reports...